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Des Pond
30 Sep 21 22:54
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Rio Olympics: System to manipulate outcome of boxing matches by officials in place at 2016 Games

A system to manipulate the outcome of boxing matches by officials was in place at the Rio 2016 Olympics, an independent investigation has found.

Professor Richard McLaren, the head of the investigation commissioned by the sport's world governing body AIBA, said the "seeds had been sown" years before.

"Suspicious" bouts included defeats for Great Britain's Joe Joyce and Ireland's Michael Conlan.

The AIBA said it noted the investigation's reports with "concern".

The investigation also reported that qualifiers for the 2016 Games were the "practice ground" in which manipulation methods were "fine-tuned".

August 21, 2016 8:02 PM BST
I hate to say it now. But I had a funny feeling about this one. When they were going on about Yoka and his fiance ( who won a gold), I thought to myself "they sound like they want a feel-good, romantic story".

Spyker That's what confirmed the fix and that everyone was in on it for me - the ref couldn't wait to give him that break (which he could have done at any time). the last round was 10-8 to levit and russian should have had standing count, feck knows what the Irish judge had been drinking!

Olympic boxing what's the point? Boxing is corrupt to the core at every level.
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